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Stan Beaton who thought he had lost a recording of his late wife's voice he had kept for more than 10 years has described the moment the message was recovered as "wonderful". Mr. Beaton, from Mirfield, had kept the voicemail since his wife Ruby's death in 2003, but technical work by Virgin Media meant it was deleted.
However, the telecoms company has now managed to recover the message. Mr Beaton, 68, said: "They've made this old age pensioner extremely happy."
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Totally touching - but Christ - you can practically hear the internal dialogue of the interview guy screaming 'listen to the message! Cry! Give us what we want!!' Should have let him listen in private.
You just don't understand this until it happens to you. Your heart leaps at the sound of the voice that you thought you would never hear again. I know what he is going through, what was captured on film was probably just a small glimpse at the depth of emotion going on inside.
+George Bush She died 14 years ago, exactly how was he supposed to make more (lasting) recordings of her voice? And how is it a bad thing that he didn't live his life preparing for her death? Death is an inevitability for every person on this planet, and if you spend your whole life trying to document your existence, then you're not even living it at the time. I'm sure this man has tens of thousands of wonderful memories with the love of his life, and he should not be judged for living them as they happened. And by the way, don't ever use a phrase like "old man" to condescend to someone. You never know the experiences of even someone younger than you, and what more wisdom than yours they might be carrying, let alone an elderly person with such a genuine sense of gratitude and humility. Grow up.
Most old school material of recordings are hard to hold on to.
Vhs and cassettes and all that literally fall apart. It really sucks man. Pictures and all that will last but physical recordings are hard to keep.
WOW, two days ago my sister surprised me with a old VHS of my dad from the 90's that we all thought was destroyed. It was the first time I've heard his voice in 12 years since he died. Funny thing is in the video he's holding the camera talking to people and the only time he talked to me (as a kid) was to say "Quit dancing around like a fairy", I laughed and cried so damn hard.
Virgin Mobile in Canada sucks! I'm happy for the man and I don't know if they're related or not but they have the worst customer support I have ever experienced. Most phone companies don't give a shit about you and want just to take your money so this one kinda surprises me.
BROKE & SHATTERED MY HEART.MY WIFE SOUNDED LIKE LAUREN BACALL,BUT HAD HER VOICE BOX REMOVED 20 YEARS BEFORE SHE DIED,I STILL REMEMBER HER BLESSED VOICE.SHE EVENTUALLY DIED FROM cancer IN 2013,TO HEAR THAT MAN,IT MADE ME CRY. PLEASE LORD,NEVER LEAVE ME,BECAUSE I TRUST IN YOU EVEN AT THE HOUR OF MY DEATH.TO MERCIFUL GOD ALL THE GLORY.,AMEN.